UnReal World is a combination of roleplaying game and a survival simulation. In a world inspired by iron-age Finland you can track animals, set traps, hunt with bows and spears, tan hides, go fishing, pick berries, cook food, sleep in a temporary shelter or build a log cottage, trade with the villagers, craft items, etc. It has a randomly generated map, skill development and a detailed wounds and combat system. The item crafting is moddable.
I am following that game since a few years. And to be honest, it evolved a lot lately (in the good direction) and is always a pleasure to discover what new things have been added after a few calm months.
It is one of the most in depth survival games around (not the zombie style, but the one were you are sent into wilderness with nothing but a knife and have to find a way to make your own food, fire, clothes, house...).
I love the fact too that it is based on the real finnish medieval era, with an encyclopedia full of details about traditions and objects : added to the survival fun, it is also a travel back in time to another culture
This game is the best survival game you are going to find.I played this game at least a 100+ hour in the past few weeks and it's still fun and interesting.
But the reason I gave it a ten is because I hate turn based games (with exceptions) and hard controls but I still play with this game, and that is rare.And the game is constantly updated so it get's better and better over time, just like wine.
If you are a fan of both roguelikes and survival games, Unreal World is a must play. It manages to grasp the details of living in the wilderness, while it keeps the fun on top. You can fish, make your own tools, trade with other tribes, do your own tent of even build yourself a nice cottage.
The hunting is awesome. You can track animals and endure a harsh hunting trip to follow an elk that can determine if you will survive or perish in the winter. One must also watch the weather and the temperature, as they can make your life easier or harder.
The controls are hard in the beginning, if you're not used to roguelike games. But as you progress through the game, it becomes an extension of you. The game uses pixel graphics, nevertheless, they are colorful and well made.
In sum, UnReal World will change your concept of what a survival game is.
One of the most indepth survival simulators on the web, only held back by it's 2D graphics (which by no means is a bad thing). The interface can be clunky and hard to toy with at times, but veterans, and even rookies of Dwarf Fortress will find this graphical interface easy on the eyes.
Whether it's spending three in-game hours fishing for the meal that may keep you alive for the next day, or hunting for that elk that tore you apart last week, or even just trading with a near by village for that arrow you've always wanted, this game does almost everything. With it being in development since 1992, you're bound to see so much more content in the future. Not to mention the moddable crafting system which allows for fan made content.